AMC, Kongsberg in VR Training Collaboration
Kongsberg Digital AS has cemented its long-standing position as the primary supplier of simulation software and hardware to the Australian Maritime College (AMC), with the recent confirmation of a new Long-Term System Support Program (LTSSP).Kongsberg Digital Area Sales Manager Paul Gilkison and AMC principal Michael van Balen signed the agreement – the third successive five-year contract between the two parties – on Thursday, August 8 at the AMC’s Newnham campus in Launceston.Kongsberg Digital simulators are the platform of choice at the AMC’s world-class Center for Maritime Simulations…
BAE $26B Frigate Deal: Local University Sees Opportunity
The University of Tasmania welcomed the announcement of BAE Systems as the successful tender for $25.8 billion SEA 5000 Future Frigate program. Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Brigid Heywood said enormous benefits would flow to Australian industry as a result of the deal to build a new fleet of nine navy frigates, particularly with a 65 to 70 per cent Australian industry content target in the contract. “The University of Tasmania, primarily through our specialist institute the Australian Maritime College…
HII, KBR to Manage Aussie's Naval Shipbuilding College
Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that Australia’s Department of Defence has awarded a contract to Naval Shipbuilding Institute (NSI), a joint venture between HII’s Technical Solutions division and Kellogg Brown and Root’s (KBR) Government Services division, to establish and manage Australia’s new Naval Shipbuilding College. This effort is in support of Australia’s mission to recapitalize its shipbuilding and maritime sustainment industry over the next several decades. In announcing the request for proposals in 2017…
Emirati Women Graduate Abu Dhabi Maritime Training Center
Abu Dhabi is marking a new milestone, as the first three Emirati women graduate as masters (Captain) of 24-Meters vessels from the Maritime Training Centre at Abu Dhabi Ports. Abu Dhabi Ports is the master developer, operator and manager of commercial and community ports within the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in addition to the container terminal at Port of Fujairah, and Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD). Ahead of Emirati Women’s Day, Sahar Rasti, Fatema Al Khaja and Mahra…
Lloyd Named Nautical Institute CEO
Last week’s Nautical Institute London Command Seminar saw the appointment of Captain John Lloyd RD MBA FNI as the Institute’s new chief executive officer, succeeding Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI, who is retiring after 14 years in post. Speaking at Trinity House, the venue for the third of the Institute’s 2017 command seminar series, Captain Lloyd said, “I am delighted to be leading the next phase of development at The Nautical Institute, at a time of great change for our industry.
Lloyd to Lead The Nautical Institute
The Nautical Institute has selected a new chief executive officer after interviewing a competitive shortlist of six candidates. Captain John Lloyd MBA AFNI, currently the Institute’s chief operating officer, will take over from Philip Wake OBE RD MSc FNI, who will retire in May 2017 after 14 years in post. Lloyd took up the COO post in November 2015 in which he has had overall responsibility for the institute’s specialized training services, including the industry-standard dynamic positioning operator (DPO) accreditation and certification scheme.
New Qualifications for Commercial Yacht Crews
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) informs that four new certificates of competency for seafarers working on commercial motor yachts will be introduced in Australia from early 2016. After consultation between AMSA the commercial yachting Industry, Yachting Australia, the Australian Maritime College and the Transport Logistics Industry Skills Council, these new qualifications will see Australian motor yacht worker’s skills recognized with an official AMSA certificate of competency.
Ship Exhaust Gas Emissions in Australia Quantified
Research by CSIRO & Australian Maritime College estimates that about 30% NOX and 20% SOX harmful emissions emanate from shipping. The authors of a recent research paper, Dr Ian Galbally from CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, and the Australian Maritime College’s Dr Laurie Goldsworthy estimate that approximately 30 per cent of anthropogenic nitrogen oxide emissions and 20 per cent of oxides of sulphur emissions generated in the Australian region may come from shipping. These are non greenhouse gases which have the potential to affect the air quality near coastal regions…
Germanischer Lloyd Appoints Nikeel Idnani
Germanischer Lloyd has appointed Nikeel Idnani as Business Development Manager for the Area Middle East / Africa, based in Dubai. Idnani has been in Dubai for eight years and brings with him Sales and Marketing experience from the ship repair, ship building and design industries. While at the Australian Maritime College, Idnani stood first in the Advance Diploma of Marine Engineering, which he completed in July 2000. He was also awarded the Royal Australian Navy Prize for best achievement by a student in the Chief Engineer course.
Transas GMDSS Simulator Installed in Australian Maritime College
An installation of Transas GMDSS Simulator TGS 5000 has been completed in the Australian Maritime College (Launceston). Supplied, installed and supported by Transas partner Electrotech Australia, the system provides flexible teaching arrangements for classes of up to 24 students through the utilisation of two instructor stations interfaced to fifteen student stations. The system is remotely supported through VPN access, minimising travel costs for maintenance and upgrades. The system is capable of simulating a comprehensive range of GMDSS equipment, including Sailor 5000 and earlier versions.